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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
« on: August 10, 2019, 04:35:07 PM »
All over. That looked a bad decision by the ref, back looked to be outside the 20 when he picked up the kick out?
Was all over after the 2nd goal just a matter of how much Cork would win by. Munster looks very strong at underage this summer.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:26:20 PM »
Obviously fancy the dubs to win but reckon this could be another mayo cracker. Hopefully it's more mayo V Donegal than mayo V Kerry. Dublin have pretty much had a 3 week break compared to mayo one and that's the key here.

Would love mayo to do it but just can't see it.

It's a no brainer and unfortunately makes Dublin's ultimate achievement flawed, through no fault of their own.

It's shameful scheduling. I know everybody is all hyped up about this game because of recent history blah, blah blah. That's nice but the reality is that it is a load of bollocks. It is impossible for Dublin to lose this. If both teams went in in same conditions, Dublin would still win in all probability. Mayo would have a punchers chance though. Tomorrow Mayo have no chance.

Well if Mayo had won the Connacht championship they wouldn't have these issues

Wouldn't agree that Mayo have no chance. Their schedule would be a killer for the likes of Meath, Cork, Roscommon, Cavan, Armagh, Kildare etc however Mayo are one of those teams that train professionally and are well conditioned for games in a short space of time.

If Dublin win by a bit to spare this evening it will prove that Mayo are not as good as they were in 2016/17.

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On the Kerry game, I think Kerry will rightly go on as favourites. They are unbeaten and topped the tougher group in the Super 8s. In saying that I would be disappointed if we did not beat them, when you look at this Tyrone side and the age profile it should be in its prime now. I think Tyrone badly, badly need a win over a side like Kerry in this game. Kerry on the other hand are younger and less experienced than Tyrone and we have to hone in on that and force mistakes and young lads heads to drop.

I'm not fully convinced on this Tyrone side. We need a few other guys to start stepping up to the plate now. I'm not optimistic but I'm hoping we deliver a big performance tomorrow and dictate the terms of engagement.

Deegan is another big worry for me. He has always been very favourable to Kerry anytime I have seen him referee them including the 2015 semi with us where we got an awful doing from him.

Wouldn't have done both if in Dublin's group.

I agree with Enda McGinley this is a huge game for Tyrone to prove their true worth and can be no excuses. Donegal failed to prove they were a top 4 team last week and pretty much showed why they haven't reached All Ireland semi final since 2014 injuries they got was only excuse as top 4 teams can cope with a few injuries as Mayo proved.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Retain the Super 8’s series?
« on: August 06, 2019, 09:42:52 PM »
http://spailpin.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-hateful-eights.html

Good read, no sugar coating and calling things as it is. The hateful eights a very appropriate name.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« on: August 04, 2019, 11:06:22 PM »
Well then, it’s do or die time once again.

Aren't you the same poster that thought round 1 of the quarter finals was do or die for Mayo?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: August 04, 2019, 11:05:38 PM »
Mayo 9/2 Dublin 1/5
Tyrone 6/4 kerry 8/11

Very tempting odds on Tyrone. Kerry's loose marking defence could be exploited by Tyrone.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Donegal, Elverys McHale Park, Aug 03, 6pm
« on: August 03, 2019, 08:36:45 PM »
Right Mayo, you better go on and win this feckin’ thing now.

Mayo would remind you of Offaly 1982 history to repeat itself?

Donegal were rubbish on evening when they were meant to prove themselves as top 5 team. Most of their youngish players looked lost when Murphy had probably his worse game all summer. They now depart this championship with more questions than answers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Donegal, Elverys McHale Park, Aug 03, 6pm
« on: August 03, 2019, 06:40:20 PM »
Donegal have been pure muck. Did turn up for this game and think Mayo wouldn't throw all at them?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U20 2019
« on: August 03, 2019, 05:40:53 PM »
13-72 for Cork in 4 Under 20 games this year some scoring by them in fairness.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U20 2019
« on: August 03, 2019, 04:45:55 PM »
Great match; show's what a brilliant game GAA football can be without the unimaginative defensive tactics

Great game in the terms of attacking play but can you imagine the current Dublin senior team defending as loosely as that U20 team?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U20 2019
« on: August 03, 2019, 03:47:17 PM »
I'd loved the U21 championship the best and most competitive championship we had and I would never miss a game when on TV.
Only for Ed Ricketts post I would have forgotten completely about this All Ireland final and I'm sure not the only one that nearly forgot about this game. Thanks to Páraic Duffy we have this devalued replacement tournament that holds little interest to the general public and already there is talk about a change to U19 championship now  ::)

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Hound I agree with what you are saying

The issue is not what the management have done.
It's not their fault
It's the fault of the system.
It was rushed in, was poorly thought out and hopefully next year will be the end of it.
Absolutely. Gaa HQ have made some silly changes for the sake of changing over the years however introducing a group stage for the last eight has to be the most ridiculous change they have made.

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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: August 01, 2019, 05:44:36 PM »
What are the implications if Kerry beat Meath by a smaller margin than Mayo or Donegal (9 points). I guess it’ll put them in second place likely if Donegal win meaning the play Dublin in the semifinals.

In that scenario, Dublin will roll over in Healy park, Tyrone will fall over the place and it will be a farce who tries to lose the most.

Ah hardly. Dublin aren’t going to dodge anyone. They’ll beat Tyrone handily enough this weekend and will have no fear of Kerry at all.

If Dublin rest O'Callaghan, Mannion, Rock, mccaffery etc then Tyrone playing at home will have a better chance of winning. Remember in March Tyrone beat Dublin in Croke Park and that game had more at stake than Sunday's dead rubber.

Forget March, Dublin are in championship mode now. There’s starting places up for grabs for Dublin so anyone on the field will be making sure the Jim takes notice. Dublin have unrivaled depth to their squad so injuries aren’t going to hurt them as much as they would Tyrone. If anyone takes this one easy it’s Tyrone.

Depth to their panel however only about 4 starting spots open as Cluxton, Cooper, McCaffrey, McMahon, McCarthy, Fenton, Kilkenny, Howard, Rock, Mannion and O'Callaghan will all likely start the All Ireland semi final.

If Tyrone as you say take this game easy then yes they won't be winning regardless of what team Dublin field.

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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: August 01, 2019, 04:04:24 PM »
What are the implications if Kerry beat Meath by a smaller margin than Mayo or Donegal (9 points). I guess it’ll put them in second place likely if Donegal win meaning the play Dublin in the semifinals.

In that scenario, Dublin will roll over in Healy park, Tyrone will fall over the place and it will be a farce who tries to lose the most.

Ah hardly. Dublin aren’t going to dodge anyone. They’ll beat Tyrone handily enough this weekend and will have no fear of Kerry at all.

If Dublin rest O'Callaghan, Mannion, Rock, mccaffery etc then Tyrone playing at home will have a better chance of winning. Remember in March Tyrone beat Dublin in Croke Park and that game had more at stake than Sunday's dead rubber.


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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 30, 2019, 05:01:01 PM »
Have a feeling Mayo will win and wouldn’t be surprised at all if they eventually end up in the All Ireland Final.  Then Sunday will be weird as Tyrone and Dublin try to win or lose.

Do Mayo get a bye to the All Ireland final if they win on Saturday?

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